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Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day


Postby Louise993 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:23 pm

Route description: Beinn Chabhair, from Inverarnan

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Chabhair

Date walked: 12/11/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1010m

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A wee impromptu for Jim and i .

Had not been out for a while and seeing i was on holidays and missed Sundays cracking weather thought i would head out for a solo.

What a great pleasure it was to hear Jim was free too :clap:

Jim was working at 5.30 that evening so we decided to head out for an early one .

Left Dunfermline at 5.40 and were setting off through the campsite by 7.30.

Must say the toilets were spotless and what a lovely we spot would definitely consider staying here some time , they have wee log cabins , and a pub :)

It was a cracking day , little wind , clear skies and the sunshining ....at first !

We chose this particular Munro as we thought this would be a quicky but despite the website suggesting 5 - 6.5hrs (which is usually spot on for me) it took us 7hrs and 10 mins .
Not much snow on the hills (not sure if it had thawed out extensively since the weekend as everyone else's photos over the last couple of weeks has been full of the lovely fluffy stuff) .
Kind of glad of the fact as this was a hard day...well a lot harder than we had expected. It took us almost 4 hours to reach the summit!
From about 700m the weather change dramatically and we had hail stones , gale force winds and snow . Had to do a sit down at one point as wee Lou nearly went involuntarily sky diving ! Once we dropped back down the weather was mixed, nice bit of sunshine mixed with rain , cloud etc.

Despite this it was great to get back on the hills with my favourite hill walking buddy , much giggles and fab discussions as usual .
Would not change it for the world. :D

Messed up Suunto record at summit so map below is only of the ascent however we returned exactly the same way .
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby FiferStu » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:31 pm

I have this hill planned as a winter walk - on paper at least, this is one of the less taxing Munros. But your report is a timely reminder that very little comes easy in the Scottish Highlands! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby tomyboy73 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:52 pm

Well done Louise, we did this one in summer, don`t fancy that long walk in winter :clap:
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby GillC » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:33 pm

Well done,,ive heard that route is a bit of a slog,,,I did this from Derrydarroch on the North,, together with Casteil and a Chroinn,,,much better route I think.
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby Louise993 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:00 pm

FiferStu wrote:I have this hill planned as a winter walk - on paper at least, this is one of the less taxing Munros. But your report is a timely reminder that very little comes easy in the Scottish Highlands! Thanks for sharing.



Ha,ha yes this is true Stu . But heay it would not be se rewarding if it was easy :lol:
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby Louise993 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:01 pm

tomyboy73 wrote:Well done Louise, we did this one in summer, don`t fancy that long walk in winter :clap:


Cheers Tommy
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby Louise993 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:04 pm

GillC wrote:Well done,,ive heard that route is a bit of a slog,,,I did this from Derrydarroch on the North,, together with Casteil and a Chroinn,,,much better route I think.


Heay Gill never checked alternative route out . We done Caisteal and Chroin back in March ( that was a fab day ice axe crampon stylie) probably why i never looked at alternative .
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby GillC » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:42 pm

Louise993 wrote:
GillC wrote:Well done,,ive heard that route is a bit of a slog,,,I did this from Derrydarroch on the North,, together with Casteil and a Chroinn,,,much better route I think.


Heay Gill never checked alternative route out . We done Caisteal and Chroin back in March ( that was a fab day ice axe crampon stylie) probably why i never looked at alternative .


I got the 3 in a 9 hr sun filled relaxing day lol don't fancy that wee shelfy bit on a Chroinn in snow and ice lol
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Re: Beinn Chabhair - Slog of a day

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:22 pm

May save this for a frosty day :D

Good report :clap:
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